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Youthful Styles For Mother of the Bride Dresses
The mother of the bride's dress is the second most important outfit on a wedding day, after the bridal wear. Knowing this, some mothers are in a dilemma when it comes to deciding on what to wear.
If your daughter is getting married and you are undecided on what to wear, its style, and whether it is elegant and fashionable enough (or not) to make the bride proud, you are not alone.
As the bride's mother, you want to look wonderful and at your best and you want to look chic and sophisticated without crossing the line. It's not really hard. You can always stand out if you go the vintage-inspired way.
It doesn't matter whether you are in your 40s, 50s, or even 80s. You must strive to make your own fashion statement and this is easy once you know the wedding theme and the colours of the day.
Before you take a decision, its good to discuss at length with your daughter. After all, it is her day! Not only must your dress be stylish and unique, it must complement the wedding theme. You don’t want to cause a colour, style, or era clash and you want the bride to love the dress you plan to wear, almost as much as hers.
Vintage Inspired Mother of the Bride Attire
For someone so enthralled with vintage style fashion, I tend to have a preference for vintage-inspired styles. Not only do they scream "glamour", they are stylishly different and always attract a second glance. Whether what you want is an alluring gown or an attire with simple elegance, the designs of the 19th century, reproduced, but with a modern twist will surely blow your guests away.
The bride's day is a day of honour for her mother, so your style should be deserving of this honour. Yes, it’s your daughter’s day but it is also your own day too.
The secret of choosing the best and most appropriate mother of the bride dress lies not only in its style, but its fabric type, colour, and how you accessorize it. From off- the -shoulder dresses and trumpet style gowns to elegant A-line dresses and tea-length ball gowns, dresses for a bride's (and groom's) mum can be anything from a short length to long floor-sweeping attires.
If you like embellishments, steer clear of the over-fancy and overtly embellished kinds. Subtle adornments are fine and won't compete with the wedding dress. is key.
A mother-of-the bride's attire must have any of the following qualities. It can be:
Break the Rules. Forget Dress Codes
Be bold enough to break away from the norm and forget those rules about conformity. You can wear whatever style you feel good in, one that looks fantastic on, something that will draw tons of compliments. When you wear something stylish, people always notice. However, you shouldn't outshine the bride.
Today's mothers of the bride are unlike the stereotype of the past. Many are much younger than their predecessors and are all for the glitz and glamour that will 'turn heads'.
Chic, youthful, and trendy dresses are now commonplace while traditional 'frumpy' styles are gone forever. One important tip though dress in accordance with good taste and a great dress sense and only wear what will fit and complement your body type and proportions.
Tips - Before You Go Shopping
Before you go shopping for your dress here are a few tips you may find helpful.
- Will you rather wear a formal floor length gown than something more daring and youthful like a short or calf-length MOB dress?
- Choose only colours and a style that best suits the wedding theme.
- If you can sketch, draw out an idea of what you'll like to look like when fully attired.
- For mother-of-the-bride dress ideas, search wedding boards on Pinterest. You’ll find tons of designs and wonderful ideas there.
- Visit local bridal boutiques. You can even check out the bridesmaid's section if you typically dress in a youthful manner.
- Visit wedding stores online for inspiration. Some styles you'll find in the 'Special Occasion Dresses' section of such stores are always elegant/chic/smart; you can’t but find one that will look wonderful on you.
Finally, pay special attention to your choice of accessories and remember they must be both beautiful and complimentary to your dress. You don’t want a mismatch or clash between your dress and your accessories.
ARE YOU BOLD AND DARING ENOUGH TO STUN YOUR GUESTS WITH A RACY AND ALLURING MUM OF THE BRIDE DRESS?
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